`SECTION Antennata Pfitz 1888

TYPE species: Bulbophyllum fuscopurpureum Wight 1851

An epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a pseudobulb carrying a single persistent leaf that blooms on an elongate, racemose, spirally arranged inflorescence. The pedicel has a basal node that is level with the attachment of the floral bract. The resupinate flowers have free sepals that are 5 veined, the lateral sepals are 1 and 1/2 times as long as the dorsal sepal. The petals have a single vein and the mobile lip is on a thin ligament and is distinctly auriculate. The column has the stigma proximally not protruding and the stelida are shorter than the length of the column. The anterior surface of the anther is not concave and the anterior margin is not drawn out. There are 4 pollina.

There is a single species currently in this section that is confined to India at elevations up to 2260 meters in montane forests.

Entries below with an asterix are listed in publications by J J Vermeullen etal.[2014/15] and so are more likely correct than ones without. Species with a question mark in front, seem to me to not conform and so please use with caution. If a sectional name has a "`" in front then it is a complete section with all the known species represented.

  1. *!Bulbophyllum fuscopurpureum Wight 1851 India

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014

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